The design of inexpensive multi-sensor attitude determination systems is discussed. The systems discussed fuse information from a triad of solid state rate gyros with an aiding system mechanized using GPS or magnetometers and accelerometers. Euler angle and quaternion-based sensor fusion algorithms are developed. Methods for gain scheduling and estimator pole placement are presented. Using simulation and flight test results, it is shown that quaternion-based algorithms simplify gain scheduling and improve transient response.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems|
|State||Published - Apr 2004|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was sponsored by a research grant from the Federal Aviation Administration Satellite Program Office and a NASA-Langley technology transfer grant from Seagull Technology Inc.